On the 2nd April Deputy Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Councillor Cathal King officially opened the recently completed Ogham Stone, Native Irish Tree Trail at Mt Carmel in Dodder Valley Park.

Speaking at the event Deputy Mayor Cllr Cathal King said, “The planting of native trees along this new tree trail promotes and enhances the amenity and ecological value of Dodder Valley Park. The Ogham Stone signage will allow people to identify and name the trees and will serve as an educational resource for the area.” The Deputy Mayor also acknowledged the support of the Environmental Pillar of the Public Participation Network during the project.

Director of Services Teresa Walsh said, “The Ogham Stone Tree Trail project at Dodder Valley helps deliver on SDCC’s Corporate Objective to maintain and improve our parks and recreational areas. The native trees that have been planted will help support pollinators as well as contributing to the Council’s Action against Climate Change, which includes an increase in trees planted across the county.” This project was funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and the Government of Ireland under the Outdoor Recreational Infrastructure Grant Scheme and was supported by the Environmental Pillar of the Public Participation Network.